Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services
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|Optimal health, safety and
well-being for all.
|To promote and protect the health, safety and well-being of the community through leadership and service.
- Cooling Centers and Shelters locations for Summer 2014, click here.
- Proposed Amendments to Chapter 16 of the City Code as it Relates to Marijuana - Click Here.
- Food Code Updates - Updates to the City of Columbia Food Code were adopted by City Council on April 21, 2014, and will go into effect on June 1, 2014. Informational sessions were held earlier this year, click here for the handouts. The FDA Food Code contains the rules and regulations that food service establishments must follow to be in compliance with food safety laws. Click here for the most up-to-date code (the 2009 Food Code).
- Severe Weather - Click here to watch videos on how to stay safe during a tornado in a school, house or mobile home.
- Smart911 - Sign up for this free, potentially life-saving service today! In an emergency, your local 9-1-1 operator can access information that could help save your life. Register today at www.smart911.com
- Adolescent Health Needs Assessment - The health department recently released findings of a city/county Adolescent Health Needs Assessment. Our department has a long history of working with adolescents in preventing teen pregnancy and STD's, as well as working with community organizations to reduce other risk behaviors that originate during adolescence such as tobacco, alcohol and drug use, lack of physical activity and poor eating habits. Adolescent health is an important component of public health as teen health behaviors have long-term implications on future health outcomes and health care costs.
For more information, please contact Maureen Coy at 573.874.7559. .
- Click here for a summary of the results.
- Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation which talks more in-depth about the study and findings.
- Click here for the complete version of the Adolescent Health Needs Assessment.
- Expanded Services for Uninsured Women - The state of Missouri expanded its Uninsured Women's Health Services Program. Visit the state's website, view our flier or call us at 573-874-7356 for assistance.
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